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October 31, 1997

Our Place (Part One)

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My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. PSALM 131:1
It is tough to find our place in this world when it comes to calling. Understanding our purpose in life and then discovering where we are to live out that purpose takes many years of searching, discovery, and prayer. It is not an overnight project. We cannot cram for it at the end of the semester.
But finding our calling is not enough.
In addition to finding our place of work in this world, there is another place that we must find—a place with a proper view of ourselves and of others. Veering to the left or to the right is perilous. If we get too close to one side, we run into the danger of thinking too little of others. If we veer the other direction, we run the risk of thinking too much of ourselves.
Putting people down—either verbally or mentally—is the heart of arrogance. God opposes the proud, but He gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). Have you thought about what it means to be opposed by God? Whatever you try to do, He comes against and thwarts. There is nothing beyond His eye, His ear, or His hand. He can be in all things at all times—opposing you. That’s not a pleasant thing to consider, is it?
God made each of us in His image. He knit us in our mothers’ wombs. He numbers our days and the hairs on our heads. He sent His Son into this world to live among the least of us and die on a cross for all of us. No one is insignificant. Thinking too little of someone else is to think too little of God Himself. Remember that next time you’re tempted to belittle a coworker or put down a colleague.

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